A strong windswell and some tricky conditions met today's 70 competitors at the Daytona Beach Pier for some more RMSS good times and surf action. With the help of Beau Foster, Michael Dunphy, Brian Toth, Mikey DeTemple and Asher Nolan, all the kids were assisted into the best waves they could find and battled it out to see who could have the most fun while riding a surfboard. In the end it was Chase Elmore's mix of progressive moves (he stuck one of the better airs we've seen thus far) and big smiles that earned him the win. For his efforts, Chase took home a new pair of Phantom Create boardshorts, a GoPro camera, Spy sunglasses, Stance Socks, Freestyle gear and Futures Fins -- quite the prize pack. Read on for photos from the day and for the video of all the action in the water, click here. Photos and video: PK.
1. Chase Elmore
2. Evan Tyson
3. Matt Edwards
4. Hunter Anderson
5. Hannah Blevins
6. Taylor Eddy
Head to hurley.com/rmss for the complete schedule of upcoming events and for more info on the Rip My Shred Stick Tour.
For more pictures from today's stop in Daytona Beach, click here to download.
Thanks to Maui Nix and their staff for helping out with today's event! And thanks to our sponsors, Spy Optics, Stance Socks, Futures Fins, GoPro, Mophie, Freestyle Watches, INT Surfboards, Watermans Applied Science and Transworld Surf for their help in making this happen!